Wednesday, December 16, 2009

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Revealed - World Debut in LA

Mazda not only confirmed earlier reports by announcing that the sedan version of the all-new Mazda3 (known as Mazda Axela in Japan) will indeed be revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 19, but the Japanese automaker also released the first batch of official shots. While retaining the basic shape of the current model, Mazda's designers adorned the new 3 with styling elements from their latest models and especially the Mazda6 and the RX-8. Some could even say that the 2010 Mazda3 looks like a more compact and aggressively styled version of the Mazda6 -especially the Euro and Japan spec model. Either way, both are right.

Technical details are limited to the initial engine range for the North American model which will be available with 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter 4-cylinder gasoline units. As for the equally interesting 5door hatchback variant, Mazda simply said that it will be revealed in line with the company's global sales schedule. However, from what we know, the new Mazda3 5d will be revealed at the Bologna Motor Show in Italy in December.

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